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2013 Italy Trip


Mercy College is pleased to announce its third international trip to Italy -- for alumni and friends! Joining us on this great adventure will be members of the Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines Leadership Team who are eager to hear stories of life at Mercy while you were in school! You can access the trip brochure in the right hand column on this page.

In light of the recent news from The Vatican, our visit this time around will include an opportunity to see Pope Francis at one of his weekly audiences.  Also traveling with the group this year will be President Barbara Decker and her husband, Larry Willis; along with our new Mercy College Director of Campus Ministry, Fr. Dan Nolan, CSV.

We’ve made special arrangements with Nawas International for a special 11-day visit to one of the world’s great tourist destinations.  We’ll gather with alumni and friends from around the country in Chicago for the start of our trip to Venice, where we’ll start our journey together. Over the length of the pilgrimage we’ll explore the sights, sounds and tastes that make Italy the most popular destination in the world.

The trip also includes overnight visits to Florence, Assisi and Rome. The trip includes 16 meals, and many of the extras you expect with group travel, all for $3,199 per person (double occupancy). However, seating is limited so don’t delay.  Reservations paid in full are required by July 19, 2013.

Please click on the Reservation Form at right, complete and return with your $400 deposit per person to lock in your seat!


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Italy 2013

  • Oct 30 - Nov 9, 2013
  • Venice, Florence, Assisi, Rome
  • Hosted by President Barbara Decker, Larry Willis, Brian Tingleff, and Rev. Daniel Nolan, CSV
  • 3,199 per person (double occupancy)
  • Deadline: July 19, 2013
  • Pilgrimage Brochure
    Reservation Form